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Exhibition: Pipes that Bind, Faces in Spaces by Paul Onditi, Sept. 11 – Oct. 8 2014 @ Goethe Institut
Pipes often are channels moving from the supplier to the supplied and vice versa. Some of these pipes not only supply but they actually bind as well. They need not be physical pipes – the pipes can be social, political or even economical.
The exhibition series Sasa Nairobi is the basis of Goethe Institut Nairobi work in the field of contemporary art. The aim is to work with artists from Kenya that have an advanced and innovative approach and often commission them to produce a new work. Since 2008, Goethe Institut has exhibited around 40 artists, the last being a show by Jackie Karuti.
The series continues with Paul Onditi, a former Kuona Trust resident. His work examines the cyclical nature of human experience and behavior, encapsulated in the oft-touted expression “what goes around, comes around.” The exhibition Pipes that Bind, Faces in Places explores the existence of both visible and invisible pipes round the globe that are binding in one way or the other.
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, 11th September 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 7.00 pm
Exhibition: Monday to Friday, 12th September to 8th October 2014
Time: 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Paul Onditi was featured in last months British Airways in-flight Magazine, highlife as one of the four East African Artists to Buy
(Re)membering Kenya Vol. 2 – Interrogating, Marginalization and Governance provides important insights into the directions that Kenya can take to address the root causes of inequalities, election related violence and exclusion. It suggests a path for sustainable peace in Kenya.
The public lecture series was a critical response to the crisis after the 2007 general elections in Kenya. The talks provided space for intense discussions between academics, civil society and the public. As a result of the initial conversations, the book (Re)Membering Kenya Volume 1 which focused on Identity, Culture and Freedom was published.
Later another round of talks was held and this second volume on Interrogating Marginalization and Governance has been published recently by Twaweza Communications and was edited by George Gona and Mbugua wa-Mungai.
In cooperation with Ford Foundation and Twaweza Communications.
On 9th July 2011 the largest African nation was split into two: Sudan and South Sudan. Preceding that date, a group of young filmmakers from Sudan and Germany felt the need to witness the impact of this unique, historical moment with their cameras. Driven by the interest to understand how these events are affecting the lives of the people in North and South, the Sudanese directors started to follow their protagonists – sometimes friends or family members – asking questions about their lives, hopes and dreams. What will change in your future life? What does home mean to you? How can you reach your personal goals? How do you define your identity?
With the support of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and others, an on-going web-documentary was created, embarking on a visually and emotionally capturing journey into Sudan and South Sudan. From a place with virtually no film infrastructure, young film makers are telling the stories of those whose voices are never heard. In cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.
Exhibition: Hamsini [Fifty] by William Wambugu, Sept. 19 – Oct. 18 2013 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium
Exhibition Dates: Until October 18, 2013
The exhibition series Sasa Nairobi is the basis of our work in the field of contemporary art. Since 2008, Goethe Institut Nairobi has exhibited more than 30 artists, the last being a performance by Jackie the 3rd.
They continue this series with William Wambugu, a young emerging artist who uses drawing and sketch as medium. William was trained at an art and design school and attended workshops where he forged his strong individual style. In his work he explores his personal world and perceptions and deducts out of each detail a universal comprehension of the world he is living in.
According to the exhibition’s curator Samantha Ripa di Meana, William is a meticulous observer who is inspired by people and circumstances, but more precisely by objects that surround him. She describes his images as delicate and simple which at the same time have strength and great creativity.
For the first time in his career, William is creating an installation merging all the works he has produced up to now. This exhibition presents for the first time a variety of his self-made scrap books. William uses all kinds of print products that he gets hold of on which he attaches newspaper articles, adverts, drawings and paintings that add a new meaning to the original book.
Presented in the way the street book vendors trade their goods, “William gives to the audience his personal view and perception like a kaleidoscope of humankind” says Samantha.